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Empowering Chicago's Youths as the Next Generation of Health Advocates.

08:00 EDT 16th May 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Empowering Chicago's Youths as the Next Generation of Health Advocates."

The CHAMPIONS NETWork summer program trains high school students to become health advocates in underserved Chicago, Illinois, communities. It provides a more innovative approach to traditional pipeline programs through the added responsibility of active health promotion. To determine whether student empowerment changed during the program, participants completed pre- and postassessments on health knowledge and self-efficacy. We found significant increases in student empowerment after the program compared with before, especially regarding the students' abilities and experiences. (. Published online ahead of print May 16, 2019: e1-e3. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2019.305055).

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Name: American journal of public health
ISSN: 1541-0048
Pages: e1-e3

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